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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
410-632-2032
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Snow Hill
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you didn't know before, you will know about iron smelting from bog iron. Fascinating. A real insight into mid-19th century life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love the history of the physical environment. The old furnace remains are still available for view. Awesome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have visited this place twice. Both times they had never had anyone dressed in period attire doing work. It is hard to experience the living history when you do not have people walking around. It is nice to see the historic buildings and the old furnace. It would be a great place if there were actual people to see... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

wonderful cypress forest trail. Replica and restored early 1800's village very interesting. Check out the garden, and if you are lucky, the gardener will be there to tell you about his crops. It was fun to watch a few craft people and local painters at work.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth the few dollars to visit. best in school months. Watch the blacksmith at work, a weaver, a broom maker, and others! CUTE gift shop with LOW priced items. I brought home a handmade broom for under $15.00 Nice way to teach our kids about our countries' past. CLEAN restrooms and picnic tables for a bring from your home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

'Twas very dank. The good dank. Me and my acquaintance got uplifted in the broom house at this marvelous historic site. :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A recreation of the company town that sprang up in the 1800's producing iron. They have Artisans on site at different times/days, we got there rather early and there was only the gardener, who was a very nice elderly gentleman and was great with the children. All of the buildings were open and children were able to handle some things.... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I remember this site as a teenager growing up a few miles away in the early 70's. There was nothing there but a dirt road off the blacktop that led down into the swamp, surrounded by tall gloomy cypress trees. The only thing visible was the tall brick furnace, which at the time had a fairsized tree growing out of... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed the iron smith and the weaver. The buildings were explained by signs and an informative Map. Pleasant gift shop with items made by the smith and the weaver and historical books. I wish we had time for the hike.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The blacksmith demonstration was wonderful. He made a square iron hook with a twisted shank from a round rod of iron and spoke about the craft as he did it. Much history about the town, and well worth it.

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